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Autism Awareness in Education Training

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£30 +VAT

This Autism Awareness in Education course is designed to help you effectively support children with autism spectrum disorders in your education setting. It will make you aware of the behaviours and difficulties that autistic children commonly experience, and how you can design learning to accommodate their challenges and needs. You’ll understand how to help them engage with their learning and achieve their full potential.

  • Developed by education professionals
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • High quality certificate posted next working day
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Contains downloadable materials to use for reference

Who Should Take This Course?

Our Autism Awareness in Education course is designed for anyone who works in educational settings and may interact with autistic children, such as teachers, learning assistants, nursery workers, and activity leaders. It’s suitable for your role whether you work full-time, part-time, or on a voluntary basis.


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On successful completion of the course, you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to Autism What is autism, autism spectrum disorder, myths and misconceptions, facts about autism, what terminology should I use, and autism and the law.
2 What Causes Autism? Factors that cause autism, genetic, environmental, neurological, and other factors.
3 Autistic Behaviours What are the main areas of difficulty, social communication, social interaction, social imagination, special interests and routines, sensory sensitivity, related conditions and challenges, and strengths in autism.
4 Profiling an Autistic Child Understanding the child, behaviour, obsessions, interactions, communication, anxiety, change, and finalising the profile.
5 Your Relationship with an Autistic Child Your job role, existing knowledge, skills, characteristics, and antifragile.
6 Designing Learning for an Autistic Child What does designing learning mean, designing the environment, senses, locations, routines and transitions, relationships and friendships, teaching and learning, target setting and progress, learning preferences, multiple intelligences, tests and exams, and behaviour and rules.
7 Supporting Learning Outside School Homework, school trips, leisure and entertainment, holidays, and parents and carers.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will understand:

  • How autism spectrum disorders present challenges to children.
  • What the law requires when working with autistic people.
  • Research surrounding autism and its possible causes.
  • The common behaviours caused by autism spectrum disorders.
  • How to create a 'profile' of an autistic child.
  • What a relationship with an autistic child requires from them.
  • How to design learning activities to help autistic children engage with their education.
  • What they can do to support autistic children's learning outside of school.


Once you have completed the training, you will then take an online assessment to test your knowledge. This assessment will ask you 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90% The answers are marked automatically, so you’ll know instantly whether you have passed. If you don’t pass first time, don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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